McCarthy Will Stay on as Majority Leader: Politico

Kevin McCarthy plans to stay in his No. 2 leadership role for House Republicans after quitting race to become new speaker, Politico reports on Twitter.

  • “Over the last week it has become clear to me that our Conference is deeply divided and needs to unite behind one leader,” McCarthy says in e-mailed statement of his decision to quit speaker’s race
    • “I have always put this Conference ahead of myself”

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